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Sat 9-3pm 7040 SE US 301, the former Koala Stop store in Hawthorne, Fla
Edibles Plant sale Hawthorne Grand Opening of Farmers' Market
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Edibles Plant sale Hawthorne Grand Opening of Farmers' Market

April 30, 2016, 10:00am - April 30, 2016, 4:00pm

GRAND OPENING / SKILL SHARE @ Hawthorne Community Market 7040 SE HWY 301, Hawthorne, Florida http:/...

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This Sat, 10-4, Epp plant sale fundraiser and volunteer sign up at the Grand Opening and mini Earth Skills at the new Hawthorne Farmers' Market. Come Sat hi. Anyone else want to table with us?
Open House at the Hawthorne Community Market
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Anyone interested in tabling Sunday afternoon for the Eat Local Challenge downtown? We need help at the nursery and don't want to detract, but this is a good recruitment and outreach event. Anyone that didn't already plan to be at the nursery? We have to confirm ASAP since a spot opened and we didn't enroll prior.
Eat Local Challenge Kickoff and Local Food Fair
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We have lots of raspberry canes, small blueberry bushes, thornless blackberries, pomegranates,lemon grass (deters mosquitos) and loquats for sale at the nursery. Come out and get yours this weekend! We have volunteers here on Sunday from 9 am - 1 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have an interested Horticulture graduate wanting to intern and a Botany major. More to come soon :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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Caribbean Oregano

Caribbean Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus) may be grown in your vegetable or herb garden or as a potted specimen. The leaves of this succulent herb are fleshy and strongly aromatic. Leaves are often used Caribbean cooking and also as a substitute for sage. The leaves are used medicinally in India as a cure for coughs.

Soil and Water: No special soil requirements are known. Average water needs – do not over water.
Sun: Part sun to shade.
Cold: Will be killed by frost.
Pruning: Pruning will promote branching and can rejuvenate an old lanky plant.
Propagation: Roots easily from cuttings placed in soil.
Pests: None are known.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation: Young leaves have a milder flavor. Using too many leaves could overwhelm the flavor of a dish; when used in moderation the taste pleasant and similar to sage. The flavor is very amenable to beans. The leaves can be used fresh and chopped finely or dried for storage and crumbled. Drying the leaves can take quite a while, especially if they are left attached to the stem.

Caribbean OreganoFlowering Oregano
More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Plectranthus%20amboinicus

pdf – Caribbean Oregano Information Sheet(to print out)

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